Kathryn Liggett
5 from 6 reviews

About this centre

Welcome to the Kumon Canterbury Study Centre!

We work with students of all ages and abilities, from pre-schoolers to teenagers. Families come to us from all parts of Canterbury and other local areas such as Whitstable, Faversham, Herne Bay and even Dover.

We are not like any other tuition provider- we will always help improve academic success and equip students with the skills to learn for themselves. Our approach is to develop all the key study skills your child needs to thrive at school and beyond, whatever their academic level.

From the moment your child sits down in our class he or she is learning concentration, stamina, time management, problem-solving, independence, reading instructions carefully and even posture. This holistic approach is what makes Kumon different and ensures a child can reach their full potential.

These are skills for life that matter whatever school you go to and regardless of what happens in the Kent test.

We look forward to meeting you!

Hi! I'm Kathryn and I have a passion for learning!

I truly believe that my centre is the happiest and most exciting place to learn in Canterbury. I welcome many families from all walks of life, who trust me to support their children, which is a privilege I'm very proud of.

I have a long and distinguished background in teaching and learning, and have been running the Canterbury study centre since 2015. I have two children of my own who have very different needs and abilities and so I understand that children are never 'one size fits all'. The Kumon Method allows me to tailor work specifically to each child as an individual and that's what drew me to the job I'm in today.

I work with a small and dedicated team of assistants in class and together we have supported and developed many children over the last few years. We want to be able to help your child too. Come and talk to us with no obligation whatsoever- we believe in what we do, and we want to share it.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 15:30 - 17:30
Thursday 16:30 - 17:30
Friday Non-class day
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £50
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject £70

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
 How long does a class take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.
Family waiting area
Early learners section
Disabled access available
Parking - Free
Public Transport - Bus

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The Canterbury Academy
Knight Avenue
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Kumon offers much more than tutoring and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.

As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.

Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.

Kumon is a self-learning programme but each student receives regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.

As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.

Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.

Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.

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